Online Dating – Romance or Scam?

Online dating scammers are rife, particularly on social media where they prey upon and reach out to women who are lonely, they almost certainly know a percentage of women will take the bait and engage with them online. The scammers usually have a nice looking profile picture and send out a charming message that is very believable. "Audrey Elaine Elrod was divorced, depressed and broke when a romance-scammer targeted her

The Hilton Hotel investigates reports of Credit Card Fraud

Hilton hotel group is just the latest in a long string of credit card fraud involving hotel brands, restaurants and retail establishments. Krebs, goes on to mention that “The Trump Hotel Collection said the breach affects customers who used their credit or debit cards at the hotels between May 19, 2014, and June 2, 2015.” The Trump Hotel Collection went on to release the following statement: “For customers that used

Fake recruiters take to Linkedin

Security analyst, Pierlugi Paganini explains that the “exploitation of social networks for intelligence gathering, especially professional social media like LinkedIn, is a common practice of threat actors.” The perpetrators gain users trust by having a seemingly credible recruitment profile, including a picture and links to other platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. Isight Partners suggests that these “credible persona’s, often those of attractive women, connect with their victims to gain

Scottrade suffers major data breach

October is Cyber Security awareness month, somewhat ironic in light of the retail brokerage firm Scottrade Inc, who just disclosed a breach involving contact information and possibly Social Security numbers on 4.6 million customers, in late 2013-early 2015. CNBC, news associate Jacob Pramuk goes on to explain that, “the incident took place around late 2013 and early 2014 and the affected database contains Social Security numbers and email addresses of
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Phishing Attacks On GMail Users

It appears that even the internet giant, Google, is not completely safe from cyberattacks. A criminal element has figured out how to impersonate Google in a phishing campaign as they contact Gmail account users and attempt to convince them to surrender the user control of their accounts. It is well-known that Google has a few loopholes in their anti-spam software and cybercriminals are taking full advantage of this. The phishing